Meadows: ‘The Stench Of The Swamp Is Sucking Everyone In On Capitol Hill’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The more things change, the more they stay the same. That is certainly true in our nation’s capital where Establishment Republicans and Democrats continue to wallow in the muck of the Swamp, drowning the American people in ever increasing spending.

Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, and the pride of North Carolina, Rep. Mark Meadows is on of the few that stand up to resist it. The latest massive spending increases in the form of yet another Continuing Resolution rubbed Meadows the wrong way, to be sure.

“House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Breitbart News Daily host and Breitbart News Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle on Thursday that the “stench of the swamp is sucking in everyone on Capitol Hill,” regarding the Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell deal.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) struck a deal to fund the government for two years and raise the debt limit for one year. Conservative lawmakers and free-market activist groups slammed the Schumer-McConnell deal for massively increasing government spending.

The budget deal between Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell will increase defense and domestic spending by roughly $400 billion over the next two years; the Defense Department’s budget will rise by $80 billion and domestic spending will increase by $63 billion in 2018 alone. The budget deal will also raise the debt ceiling for one year.

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“The stench of the swamp is sucking in everyone on Capitol Hill, even some conservatives because they want to fund the military.” Meadows argued.

Chairman Meadows continued, “I’m all about funding our military but at what cost? Are we going to bankrupt our country in the process? We needed to hold tight; we need to send Mitch McConnell a message that we are not going to accept business as usual.”

Boyle then asked the House Freedom Caucus chairman about eliminating the Senate filibuster, contending that the government shutdown would not have been necessary because Republicans could have passed a spending bill in the Senate with just 51 votes.

“I think the problem Matt, it’s a rule, not a law. They talk about the traditions of the Senate. The whole 60 vote was not around except it was implemented in the 1970’s,” Meadows charged. “This rule is not serving the American people, it’s not serving the military well, and it’s not serving the president well.”

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Meadows contended, “When you look at the amount of spending, this is the largest spending package, that any president, not just a Republican president, will sign into law bar none.”

The North Carolina congressman added that the spending bill “grows the size of government by 13 percent. Did they [the American people] get a 13 percent increase in their salary this past winter?””

Is this what you voted for? Is this what finally having the House, Senate, and presidency under Republican control was sold as?

The tone deafness of congress is truly incredible. They are a national embarrassment.

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For one, Democrats and misguided Republicans threw an absolute fit about the GOP tax cuts, citing deficit worries. Dare we say it again – tax cuts are not spending! Spending is spending! Where were those same ‘fiscal hawks’ when faced with ‘the largest spending package ever signed into law’?

While the relatively small House Freedom Caucus is consistent in calling out Big Government in that chamber, and having a respectable amount of influence under Meadows’ leadership, there are even fewer spines in the Senate that are willing to call a sham a sham.

Where was Sen. Thom Tillis, the embarrassment of the North Carolina, when Senate leadership faced resistance to yet another forced spending spree? He was patronizing those with the actual balls to stand up to Big (and Bigger) Government, like a schoolyard bully that resents those with actual integrity.

Congress passed this monstrous spending resolution last night, after a brief shutdown. Far from draining, the Swamp is getting more rancid and engulfing by the day it seems.

 

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